Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (General)

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The applicant Phakamile Ranelo brought a complaint before the Eastern Cape High Court against the South African Social Security Agency alleging that the State had unlawfully terminated his disability grant. South African regulations oblige the Social Security Agency to have informed Ranelo, in writing, of his approval for a disability grant, its temporary nature, and his right to appeal its temporary status. Ranelo argued he received no such prior notice, so his belief in his grant’s permanent nature was valid.

Prisoners of Consceince provide two types of financial assistance to prisoners of conscience:

1. Relief and rehabilitation grants (which could include family reunions)

2. Bursary grants for post graduate study

Full details of these can be found on the corresponding grant...

The Journalist Assistance program helps journalists through a combination of financial and non-financial assistance. CPJ's Gene Roberts Emergency Fund, which dispenses emergency grants to journalists in distress worldwide, was renamed in honor of Gene Roberts, veteran U.S. journalist and former...

The Brazil Human Rights Fund is a pioneering initiative that aims to contribute to the promotion of human rights in the country, creating sustainable mechanisms of donating resources geared to the promotion and protection of civil rights, economic, social, environmental and cultural....

Grant guidelines help applicants determine whether their idea for a grant fits within a particular grantmaking strategy. MacArthur can consider funding only those applications that closely match three related criteria that appear in program guidelines: topical focus addressed by the...

The emergency fund for human rights defenders at risk managed under the EIDHR allows the Commission to give direct small grants of up to 10.000 euro per grant to Human Rights Defenders (HRD), be it individuals or organisations, who are in...

The EMHRF aims at promoting and enhancing a human rights culture and the consolidation of a nascent democratic civil society within the South-Mediterranean region by providing a strategic financial assistance and support to local, national and regional human rights non-governmental...

Rapid Response Grants are a funding tool used to support interventions by activists in a strategic and timely manner. Urgent Action Fund accepts requests 365 days per year, in any language, from activists around the world. Each request receives a response within 72 hours and funds can be wired...

Martin Ennals Foundation is the common project of a broad range of international human rights NGOs. Ten such organisations have joined hands to make the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA) into an effective tool for the PROTECTION of human rights defenders. Martin Ennals’...